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More People Die From Car Accidents Than From War

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http://www.publictransit.us/PublicTransitU...mid=92&catid=14

In the United States, the automobile had cost its first million dead by 1952, its second million by 1975, and the third million is likely by 1994. Along the say, some 90 million Americans have sustained disabling injuries in auto accidents. In all, the more than 2.5 million Americans who have died violent deaths on or highways represent more than four times the 641,691 Americans killed in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. . . . The 1.8 million American who sustained disabling injuries in traffic accidents during 1987 alone represents more than a half-million more injuries than the number sustained by Americans in all 20th-century wars. . . .

And that’s not counting deaths from the many toxic byproducts of mass motorization. A recent University of California study found that ground-level air pollution from cars is responsible for 30,000 deaths each year, primarily through respiratory problems…

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of 1-34 year olds in the U.S. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the total societal cost of crashes exceeds $150 billion annually. The most common cause of injuries and fatalities seen in emergency departments are from traffic accidents.

“An estimated 6,356,000 car accidents occurred in the US in 2000. About 3.2 million people were injured and 41,821 people were killed in auto accidents in 2000, according to the Federal Highway Administration…

“[Globally]…more than 1.2 million people are killed on the road annually. Millions more are injured or disabled. In some low and middle income countries, road crash victims occupy up to 10% of hospital beds. Deaths from all types of injuries are projected to rise from 5.1 million in 1990 to 8.4 million in 2020 - with road traffic injuries as a major cause for this increase. Studies suggest that in 2002, some 50% of road traffic fatalities worldwide involved young adults aged 15-44 years, many of whom were primary breadwinners for their families.

“Globally, estimates suggest that the economic costs of road traffic injuries amount to US$518 billion per year. In developing countries, the costs are estimated to be US$100 billion, twice the annual amount of development assistance to developing countries. To mitigate this global public health and development crisis, the recent UN report "Global road safety crisis" recommends that countries develop and implement national strategies on road traffic injury prevention and appropriate action plans.”

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2003/pr40/en/

Of the five million people killed due to injuries in 2000, approximately 1.2 million people died of road traffic incidents, 815 000 from suicide and 520 000 from homicides.

War appears low in the league table. I cannot believe the suicide rate. Truly shocking.

Also, I would never have thought road fatalities would top the table.

As a species we seem to have our priorities wrong.

Or are the war figures so low, relatively speaking, because of organisations like NATO and the UN? If so perhaps our we have got our priorities right after all.

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http://www.publictransit.us/PublicTransitU...mid=92&catid=14

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2003/pr40/en/

War appears low in the league table. I cannot believe the suicide rate. Truly shocking.

Also, I would never have thought road fatalities would top the table.

As a species we seem to have our priorities wrong.

Or are the war figures so low, relatively speaking, because of organisations like NATO and the UN? If so perhaps our we have got our priorities right after all.

Yep!

Makes a joke of H&S when the most dangerous part of your day is driving to work.

DVT from economy air travel, you're more likely to die in the taxi to the airport! :lol:

Just shows how full of shit and ignorant we all are!

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No such thing as a car accident.

Someone F*cked up, its not an accident.

More training, and a better check on those who drive without a licence claiming to be from overseas.

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